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New London-Spicer’s Taylor Thunstedt and Eden Valley-Watkins’ Mikayla Kummet chase a loose ball during the Section 6AA-South championship on Tuesday at St. John’s University in Collegeville. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Girls basketball: NLS edges EVW to win 6AA-South


COLLEGEVILLE — The Wildcats moved within a step of The Dance, spilling underdog Eden Valley-Watkins 35-32 on Tuesday in the Section 6AA-South title game at St. John’s University.

Now 23-5, New London-Spicer will take on North champion Sauk Centre (22-6) at 6 p.m. Friday at Halenbeck Hall at St. Cloud State University.

Sauk Centre defeated 20-7 Staples/Motley 52-28 in Tuesday’s late game at SJU.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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